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  1. Support update management in Azure China

    We have some servers in Azure CN where no update management is available. Please bring this feature for Azure CN, too.

    4 votes

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  2. Reuse Scheduled Update Deployments

    Sometimes, on managing update deployments, I have to create custom groups of servers, and I plan to deploy just once. But later on, it would be useful to re use that deployment sheduled to plan another schedule, in order to do not add manually again all those servers included in that deployment

    2 votes

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  3. Pre & Post Check

    Inside of the configuration for Update Management, a 'Pre and Post' check assessment that can be configured to check specific services. Or the ability to call a runbook to check these things.

    6 votes

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  4. Compliance Column Updates Randomly (Or Not At All)

    The Update Management screen under automation accounts either updates randomly (windows machines going green and then gray) or not at all (Linux machines never get assessed).

    Linux OMS agents have a heartbeat according to logs, and the overview shows assessment summary, but drilling in returns no data and logs on the machine are inconclusive at best (503 errors show up).
    It doesn't seem like a firewall issue since Windows machines work (though IP Tables is a possibility, though assessments showed up when agent was initially installed, just not after update)

    There needs to be a way to a) force assessment…

    2 votes

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  5. Select individual updates

    Enable selection of updates to push in Update Management and allow Update Management to be enabled when OMS is in a different workspace

    5 votes

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  6. 36 votes

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  7. Update Management: Allow the use of further metadata (such as IP address) while scheduling a new deployment, or allow the use of groups

    HI, Really liking the product but a couple more things would make things even better.


    1. I have a lot of computers with the same sort short name. This means that in the new portal experience for Update Management I see a lot of computers with the same way and absolutely no way to differentiate them. That's something that can be fixed by changing the short name, but it is making onboarding a lot harder.


    2. Please add the ability to use computer groups again for management of updates.


    For example, now I have to update one of those computers which has…

    1 vote

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  8. Domain joined VMs are not visible in New Update Deployment

    Only workgroup machines can be updated by this service.
    Please allow domain joined machine to be updated too through this solution.

    18 votes

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  9. Unable to stop a running update deployment which never ends

    while trying to download the "Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB4051033)" the update process is still running after 7 hours (it was set to a maximum of 6 hours). I cannot find the way to stop the process. Any suggestion?

    1 vote

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  10. Allow Forced Reboot when using Update Management

    Just used the Update Management blade in the automation account, and it works very well.

    I did run into one issue where the Patch-MicrosoftOMSComputers didn't reboot a machine that had users logged into it. This was inconvenient, since the maintenance window had been previously communicated to the users, and we were authorized to reboot the machine at that time.

    Can a checkbox be added to allow a shutdown when users are logged in?

    As an aside, I was also surprised to see that the Microsoft-provided Azure Runbook Patch-MicrosoftOMSComputers was calling the command shell command 'shutdown'. I would have at least…

    5 votes

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  11. Ability to allow startup of VM's prior to running updates.

    In our environment all large amount of vm's is not started all the time. But need to be up to date. I could create runbooks to start the vm just before the scheduled update and deallocate at the end. But controlling this from the schedule itself could be helpfull.

    45 votes

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  12. Upon scheduling an update deployment, message "....virtual machine being configured....", persists forever, no updates actually scheduled

    Message "The components for the 'Update management' solution have been enabled, and now this virtual machine is being configured. Please be patient, as this can sometimes take up to 15 minutes." persists

    47 votes

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  13. Scheduled update deployments timezone?

    Scheduled update deployments overview times do not correspond with planned times, or it only displays scheduled times in GMT.

    3 votes

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  14. Ability to apply updates on VMs in multiple subscriptions

    Our large enterprise customers has large number of VMs in large number of subscriptions. We manage automation via a central Azure Automation accounts. Currently Update Management appears to work only on VMs in the subscription containing Azure Automation account. Ability is needed so that we can target Azure Automation Update Management to work on VMs in multiple subscription.

    53 votes

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  15. Allow Suppress Reboots as an Option

    A simple check mark to allow reboot suppression when creating a deployment

    33 votes

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  16. Dynamic Update Deployments

    Update deployments needs to be dynamic. As of now if we target a group of 5 servers the deployment is static and will always target only these 5 servers, even if the group changes and have 100 servers in it. The update deployment should be able to evaluate the group membership at each runtime.

    86 votes

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  17. able to select patches we just need

    able to select patches we just need, not apply all of them

    22 votes

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  18. Fix update deployment duration (blank isn't an option)

    Currently Update Deployments in Update Management has you enter in a total time, per "If Duration is left blank, no time limit will be placed on this update run. If a duration is specified, remaining unapplied updates will not be started after time expires. In progress updates will finish being applied." If you leave it blank or set it to zero, you'll be met with a message (upon clicking Save) that "Duration must be at least 30 minutes and less than a day." Please either allow zero/blank for duration or change the "If Duration is left blank..." message.

    2 votes

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  19. Modify Update Deployments

    The ability to modify Update Deployments, currently it is only possible to Add or Remove.

    133 votes

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  20. add capacity for patching Linux Servers and simplify patching Windows Servers

    Add patch management for Windows and Linux servers. We can just see the status of patches on Windows Servers today. It would be great to be able to patch on-prem and cloud deployed servers without using complex PowerShell modules and Scripting to achieve that purpose using automation. Today we can use hybrid worker and PowerShell modules in automation to patch Windows servers only. This is complex to implement. It would be great having a graphical solution for that
    Thanks,
    Christophe

    10 votes

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